Abdulrasheed Bawa Biography, Career, Net Worth

Abdulrasheed Bawa is a Nigerian Law enforcement agent. He was born in 1980 and hails from Kebbi State.

He is the current chairman of the EFCC (Economic and Financial Crimes Commission).


Bawa had his primary education at Model Primary School Birnin-Kebbi Road, Sokoto in 1991. Then he completed his secondary school education at Government Secondary School, Owerri in 1997. He also has a degree in Economics and also a Masters Degree in International Affairs and Diplomacy.

Bawa is currently studying law at the University of London.


Abdulrasheed Bawa is a trained investigator with the Economic and Financials Crimes Commission (EFCC) and has spent his career working with the commission. He joined the commission in 2004 as an Assistant Detective Superintendent (ADS).

Bawa was one of the pioneers of the EFCC cadet officers back in 2005 and in 2007, he was promoted to a Deputy Detective Superintendent. In 2010, he was promoted to a Senior Detective Superintendent and in 2013, he was promoted to a Principal Detective Superintendent.

In June 2018, he was appointed the Zonal Head of the Ibadan office of the EFCC. Bawa also served as the head of the Port Harcourt office of the EFCC ad also the head of Lagos Zonal office.

In 2021, President Muhammadu Buhari nominated Abdulrasheed Bawa as the new EFCC chairman. His name has been forwarded to the Nigerian senate for confirmation and if confirmed, Bawa will become the youngest EFCC Chairman since the commission was formed in 2003.

Some of Bawa’s career highlights

(1) Diezani Alison-Madueke-2015: Recovered millions of dollars worth of properties in Nigeria, USA, UK, and UAE, including 92 properties in Nigeria.

(2) Crude Oil Swaps and OPA-2014-2015: Recovered Billions of Naira

(3) Petroleum subsidy Fraud-2012-2015: Identified fraud of about N70 billion, recovered billions of Naira, and prosecuted several companies

(4) Supervising the investigation of all cases at EFCC Ibadan Zonal Office, and 113 cases were concluded & 54 cases charged to court within 6 months.

(5) Supervising the investigation of all cases at EFCC Port Harcourt Zonal Office. 215 sentences were secured in 11 months and final forfeiture of hundreds of properties of the federal government.

(6) Supervising the EFCC Lagos Zonal Office, the biggest operational zonal office comprising 604 officers and men. He secured 227 convictions despite the COVID 19 pandemic.

(7) Atlantic Energy Group-2014-2015: Recovered Millions of Dollars worth of properties in Nigeria, UK, USA, Canada, UAE, and Switzerland.

(8) Former Governor of Niger State, Dr. Muazu Babangida Aliyu I) “Operation Cyber Storm One”, across Nigeria in which over 60 suspected advance fee fraudsters and Cyber Crime perpetrators were on prosecution- 2008.

(9) He participated in several other periodic raids on notorious (419) cyber-cafes.


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